• As a child, Chantal Lacout played with clay, and had an obsession with owls. Years later, she lived in the 14th district in Paris, not far from Giacometti’s studio, and was drawn to the artist and to his work which continues to influence her own. She studied art at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, before continuing in various studios run by the city of Paris. She soon participated in numerous exhibitions in France and abroad, and started showing her work in different galleries, selling to collectors and to museums. Over the years, Chantal Lacout has instinctively explored a variety of styles and technics, but the recurrent theme of the couple has remained continuously visible in her work. The titles given to her sculptures often bring to mind Paul Geraldy’s book of poems «Toi et Moi». They provide the means for her to explore feelings which reveal all phases of the couple. At times, a solitary figure creeps into the cluster of couples, giving a new dimension reflecting a certain loneliness. Her sculpture gives substance and visibility to the emotions that dwell within us, enabling us to appropriate and preserve a particular moment of our life. In personifying what is universal to the human soul, Chantal Lacout captures eternity. Charles Danger
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